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MUSIC’S QUEER POWER
SOME NOTES HAVE REALLY MAR VELOUS EFFECT. Scientists Exolain the Fall of the Walls of Jericho by This Singular Phenomena—Results of Investlg** tions Startling in the txtreme. If you happen to have a little mush cale some night and a picture should come falling from the wall or a statue should totter and tumble from its base when one of the soloists reaches a high key don't be alarmed or re gard the incident as an evil omen, says the Brooklyn Eagle. It is only a freak of music. Several thousand years ago a similar occurrence took place, only of course, It was on a more extended scale and made a great deal more talk than the falling of your pic ture or your statue would make. The occurrence In question was the fall ing of the walls of Jericho when Joshua’s soldiers marched around them and blew their trumpets. A good many people class this as a miracle, but scientists say it was simply one of the many phenomena caused by musical notes. They refer to a paral lel case that happened not long ago at Helligenstart, near Lelpsic. A music master of that place was organizing a brass band. One day, as usual, he gathered his musicians for practice In his garden, which was situated at the foot of the ancient w'alls of the city. Suddenly, while the trumpets had reached their highest notes, the city walls fell with a terrific crash and the musicians scattered In a panic. There Is some scientific reason for this, but nobody seems to know Just what it is. It is not the forceful vi bration of air currents for the detona tions of cannons does not have the power in this respect that is exerted by light musical notes. There Is some peculiar combination of the notes that causes the ruin of the walls —-some unknown force that is a pow erful as a blast of dynamite. It is not an unusual thing for a glass to be shattered In a room where a muslcale is being held, and for other remark able mechanical effects to be produc ed. But the mechanical effects are not the only curious results of this unexplainable combination of notca So many wonderful things have been produced by music that it may be rightfully classed as one of the mys teries. Numerous Investigations in dif ferent lines of endeavor have b<*en made as to Its power and capabilities ana In nearly every instance the re sults have been startling. One of those who made a study of the curiosities and the mys teries of music is Mrs. Amelia Wood Holbrook of New York. Mrs. Holbrook Is a playwright, lecturer and author, and she has probably made greater and more painstaking research Into the mysteries of music than any other person In this country. She Is a mem ber of the Professional Woman’s league, and several other clubs, and her investigations Into the science of music have made her well known in an parts of the United States. “No one can explain the strange freaks of music,” said'Mrs. Holbrook the other day, “but they certainly exist and frequently exhibit themselves.” When the proposition is likely to involve others give plentj of tlmt tc thought.—Philade’phla Bulletin. THE STATESMAN, DENVER. COLORADO. BOY SAVED HIS FRIEND. Kindly Act That Gave Gamekeeper a Good Deal of Exercise. Alfred H. Love, of Philadelphia, the distinguished president of the Uni versal Peace Union, wae talking on ihe topic, peculiarly congenial to him. of kindness. Smiling slightly, he said: “I once knew a remarkably kind boy. This boy was a great angler. There was a trout stream In his neighborhood, that ran through a rich man’s estate, and the water here was very strictly preserved. Permits to fish the stream, however, could be now and then obtained, and the boy was lucky enough to have a permit. "One day he was fishing beside an other boy when a gamekeeper sud denly darted forth from a thicket of trees. The lad with the permit sud denly uttered a cry of fright, dropped his rod. and ran off at top speed. The gamekeeper pursued him. "For about a half mile the game keeper was led to swift and difficult chase. Then, worn out, the boy halt v The man seized him by the arm and said between \ls pants: '“Have you a pertr»V to fish on this estate?" ‘“Yes, to be sure/ said the boy calmly. ‘“You have! Then show it to me,’ the gamekeeper demanded. ‘‘The boy drew the permit from his pocket. The man examined it—It was quit# 1 correct—and frowned in per plexity and anger. " ‘Why did you run when you had this permit?’ be asked. “To let the other boy get off,’ was the reply. 'He had none.’" Device of Beauty Doctor. 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